- Former Ghana goalkeeper Fatau Dauda has lauded defenders Alexander Djiku and Daniel Amartey for their role in the country's World Cup qualification
- The pair were outstanding in the two-legged encounter against the Super Eagles as the Black Stars reached another World Cup
- Ghana has been drawn in Group H of the FIFA World Cup in Qatar later this year after a draw held in Doha last Friday
Former Black Stars first choice goalkeeper, Fatau Dauda has heaped praises on defensive pair Alexander Djiku and Daniel Amartey for their heroics against Nigeria.
The Black Stars center-backs played a pivotal role to prevent the attacking talents of Nigeria from stopping Ghana from qualifying to the World Cup in Qatar.
Fatau Dauda, who played for Ghana at the World Cup in Brazil 2014, was marveled by the degree of understanding between the Strasbourg and Leicester City defenders.
"My standout players in this World Cup playoffs. Our two centrebacks Amartey and Djiku. They really impressed me with their understanding and confidence. Marking out such good attackers and playing from the back even under extreme pressure," Fatau Dauda told Angel TV.
Alexander Djiku and Daniel Amartey made sure the threat from Victor Osimhen, Kelechi Iheancho, Ademola Lookman and Emmanuel Dennis were curtailed.
Ghana urged Nigeria on the away goal rule to qualify for the tournament to be held in Qatar later this year.
The Black Stars have been drawn in Group H and begin their tournament with the clash against Portugal, before facing South Korea and Uruguay.
Alexander Djiku named in French Ligue 1 Team of the Week
Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Ghana and Strasbourg defender Alexander Djiku has been named in L'Equipe's Ligue 1 Team of the Week for matchday 30.
The French-born Ghanaian put in another commanding performance at the heart of Strasbourg's defence to ensure they secured all three points at stake over the weekend.
Djiku followed up his showstopping exploits in the World Cup play-offs with a defensive masterclass for Le Racing in their one-nil win over Lens at the Stade de la Meinau.